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What is the symbol of Hinduism?
By symbol i mean that if someone saw it they would be able to identify it as the symbol of hinduism and the name would also be helpful
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
- hoaglinLv 45 years ago
Aum is the merely image of Hinduism. you won't be able to imagine as you sense. it truly is via affection and attachment, yet no longer the really image. The S.Muthu is ideal. The Satyameva Jeyathe is the kind of india taken from the Upanishad. some would come with Swastika. besides the kind of Aum, the universally admired swastika too pertains to hinduism image. both symbols merely a known with assistance from the folk, vedas, and upanishads. The so referred to as Trishul, Linga, Tilak etc.,are the alternative of human beings pronounced with assistance from the professionals/Acharyas from some sects of hinduism and not in any respect image, notwithstanding the kind of that sect. a guy who positioned on Vibhoothi, the sacred Ash symbolise a shaivat, while the Trichoornam refers vaishavaits. A tialk is a ought to each and every hindu. ======== Trisha =====================
- GauraLv 71 decade ago
In trying to discern specific strands within Hinduism, therefore, we are also in danger of over-generalising, promoting stereotypes and creating false boundaries. Nonetheless, it is useful – even necessary – to establish a somewhat tentative framework for categorising the numerous groups and sub-groups. Here we categorise them according to three criteria:
1. focus of worship
3. preferred process or practices
Four main communities can be identified, each according to its respective focus of worship (these four communities are discussed in the Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smarta pages). Each community, which we loosely term here a "denomination," favours its own specific deity or deities (below).
1. Vaishnavas worship Vishnu (usually as Krishna or Rama)
2. Shaivas worship Shiva (often in the form of the linga)
3. Shaktas worship Shakti, also known as Devi (especially Parvati, Durga, Kali)
4. Smartas worship five deities i.e. Vishnu, Shiva, Devi, Ganesh, and Surya
1. Vaishnavas have the symbols of of Urdhva-Pundra(two parallel vertical markings on the fore head with various variations on the nose). They may or may not have neck beads made of sacred tulasi or lotus seeds.
2. Shaivas have the symbols of smearing three horizontal lines across their foreheads. They also were Rudraksha beads, of which their rosaries are also made.
3. Shaktas-Red dot on forehead. In general any one other shaktas also wear this
4. Smartas almost similar to Shaivas.
- 1 decade ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
looks like a backward 3 called OM. Similar in sound to AMEN, AMEEN, SHALOM.